Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When his loving wife, Betty, plans a trip to Ireland for Fatty O’Leary’s 40th birthday things go wrong almost immediately: the seats in economy class on the plane are too small; Irish bathroom furniture is not as commodious as he'd have liked. And all the time Fatty must put up with the unthinking cruelty of strangers.


What the Critics Say

"In a hilarious and touching portrayal of a kindly and misunderstood soul, McCall Smith has created yet another memorable character who will become an instant favourite to his many fans."
"McCall Smith's generous writing and dry humour, his gentleness and humanity, and his ability to evoke a place and a set of characters without caricature or condescension have endeared his books to readers" (New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good narrator, bad book

I did listen to the whole of the book, but I nearly gave up a number of times.

The good points? Well the narrator was good. The bad? The characters were unlikeable, the situations were unbelievable, and the resolution of the story was unsatisfactory.

I think the author was trying to write in the style of Wodehouse, but it was just far to clumsy.
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this is amusing and I laughed out loud at some of it. easy going and feel good
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- Sylv Sheehan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks